Let down

[Brief preface, inspired to write this after hearing Terry Crews’ story, and seeing other brave friends coming forward and discussing what happened to them] So 2016 didn’t start off too well. On January 1st, after a really good New Year’s party, I headed home with a friend who was going to sleep on my sofa. […]

Lying in bed

Lying in bed

Lying in bed aged seven, I wouldn’t know what time but the traffic had been quiet for a long while, I would be wide awake staring at the gap of the door, my heart pounding, paralysed by fear, waiting for the bogey man … some forty years later I caught myself lying on the kitchen […]

#metoo

#metoo

#metoo Wow, what a shit storm that just brought up in me. I just left the gym in tears as the memories came flooding back. I am going to list some of them because there is an important theme, if you care to read. When I was 7 my friend and I were playing in […]

abuse

Abuse doesn’t have to be an unhappy ending

I have just completed a 12-week programme at SurvivorsUK and was asked by one of the facilitators to write a short blog. My story is that I was abused by my dad between the ages of 9-10. I am now 54. It took me until I was 27 to talk about my abuse and the years since […]

Ten years ago

    It was a long time ago, well over ten years. Still it is hard to write about now. I was in a relationship that was steadily becoming more and more abusive. There is a saying that relates to how to boil a frog. You don’t put it into boiling water or the frog […]

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